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Re: Emacs on OS X development

From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
Subject: Re: Emacs on OS X development
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:23:11 +0900
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>>>>> On Sun, 23 Dec 2012 15:50:18 +0100, Jan Djärv <address@hidden> said:

> I looked at the Mac port font code and it uses Carbon.  That means
> that we still have to keep the current backend around for GNUStep.
> So there is no gain in bringing it in w.r.t. maintenance, quite the
> opposite.

The font backend driver for the Mac port actually uses C APIs, such as
Core Foundation, Core Graphics, and Core Text, all of which are also
available on iOS but not on GNUstep (though there are several attempts
to support them).  Anyway, they are not usually called "Carbon".

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu

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